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25. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Ivy Tripp is DIY singer/songwriter that draws on Katie Crutchfield’s punk past. Lyrically, the album continues her exploration of feminist ideas, and uses her experiences, or more specifically her mistakes, to demonstrate how a strong, independent woman is formed in today’s society.
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Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
There could be no other album to kick off NMT this week. Sleater-Kinney is an all time rock band and even though the band members have had other great projects (The Corin Tucker Band and Wild Flag chief among them), there has been a hole in the music world since the band broke up in 2006. Thankfully, they’re back together and No Cities to Love is right there with Dig Me Out and The Woods among their best. The guitars are as precisely jagged as ever, Janet Weiss still doesn’t miss a beat on the drums, and the vocals (Corin Tucker handles most of the primary ones here) are on point for society in 2015. No Cities to Love is punk rock at its absolute best. Give it a listen and then get your popcorn, Sleater-Kinney is going to be omnipresent for the foreseeable future.
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